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Kuncan [xing Liu; zi Jieqiu; hao Shixi, Baitu, Can Daoren]locked

(b Changde, Hunan Province, 1612; d Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, 1673).
  • Joseph Tsenti Chang
  •  and Chu-Tsing Li


Chinese painter and Buddhist monk. He is known as one of the ‘Four Great Monk Painters’ of the early Qing dynasty (1644–1911), along with Shitao or Daoji, Zhu Da and Hongren, and as one of the greatest ‘Individualist’ painters of the 17th century (a group of artists that is always counterposed with the so-called ‘Orthodox’ painters of the 17th century)....

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